Erik’s 2005 white wrangler build

Nov 13, 2018
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Texas
#1
So I now have this 2005 wrangler. I purchased it stock from my uncle around 4 months ago. This is my third Jeep. I decided to get this to go play around at hidden falls which is about 30 minutes from my house. I never had the luxury of having a off road park down the road from me before so I am super excited!

To start I ended up getting a 4.25 inch zone combo lift. I installed the suspension lift and the mml and the body lift all in one weekend by myself. I don’t recommend doing that. Looking back at it I should have spaced it over two weekends because I had a lot of rusty hardware to deal with. I have some vibrations I have to still deal with. With me and a extra 200 pounds in the Jeep it doesn’t seem to vibrate.

I got steel wheels and procomp mt2 tires because they where really cheap!

Ended up purchasing some bonefish sliders that I don’t really like now but they will probably stay on.

I raptor lined the inside of the Jeep over one weekend. That looks really good and is holding up well.

I Found the front bumper on Craigslist used. It was made by this company shrockworks. I really like the look of that and it has some super durable d ring hoops on it which will probably be helpful later.

The rugged ridge winch I couldn’t pass up on. It was priced really good over the holiday and it came with recovery gear which is awesome because this is my first winch so I went from having nothing to bring some what Prepared.

I ordered some led headlights I will be installing soon. I also have the savvy transfer case shifter I will be installing.

Things that I think I will do in the future is a heater core. I can smell coolant when the heat is on. As well as a rear main and oil pan.
I would also like to build the axles and possibly regear
And do a selectable locker
In the rear.
I think I will be shopping for control arms soon too and maybe do a sye and tummy tuck at some point down the road. But for now I’m just going to get out there and enjoy it!
Here’s some pics

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ErikOffroad
Nov 13, 2018
88
38
Texas
#8
I just finished installing the savvy transfer case cable kit. This Jeep shifts better than The jl now. I’m going to try and take it out on it’s first trip to hidden falls on Saturday!

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Feb 27, 2017
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Texas Hill Country, United States
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So I now have this 2005 wrangler. I purchased it stock from my uncle around 4 months ago. This is my third Jeep. I decided to get this to go play around at hidden falls which is about 30 minutes from my house. I never had the luxury of having a off road park down the road from me before so I am super excited!

To start I ended up getting a 4.25 inch zone combo lift. I installed the suspension lift and the mml and the body lift all in one weekend by myself. I don’t recommend doing that. Looking back at it I should have spaced it over two weekends because I had a lot of rusty hardware to deal with. I have some vibrations I have to still deal with. With me and a extra 200 pounds in the Jeep it doesn’t seem to vibrate.

I got steel wheels and procomp mt2 tires because they where really cheap!

Ended up purchasing some bonefish sliders that I don’t really like now but they will probably stay on.

I raptor lined the inside of the Jeep over one weekend. That looks really good and is holding up well.

I Found the front bumper on Craigslist used. It was made by this company shrockworks. I really like the look of that and it has some super durable d ring hoops on it which will probably be helpful later.

The rugged ridge winch I couldn’t pass up on. It was priced really good over the holiday and it came with recovery gear which is awesome because this is my first winch so I went from having nothing to bring some what Prepared.

I ordered some led headlights I will be installing soon. I also have the savvy transfer case shifter I will be installing.

Things that I think I will do in the future is a heater core. I can smell coolant when the heat is on. As well as a rear main and oil pan.
I would also like to build the axles and possibly regear
And do a selectable locker
In the rear.
I think I will be shopping for control arms soon too and maybe do a sye and tummy tuck at some point down the road. But for now I’m just going to get out there and enjoy it!
Here’s some pics

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Welcome from another Hill Country Texan! We wheel Hidden Falls often. Check out the Texas Jeepers thread in the regional forum. Love to wheel together. We’ve also done Wolf caves and SWR and Lone Ranch in Llano.

Good looking rig, very similar setup to mine 3 + 1.25, MML, Savvy shifter, 33’s. Love what you’ve done with it! Good looking future plans too. Regear and selectable rear and TT in my future too!
 
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ErikOffroad
Nov 13, 2018
88
38
Texas
#13
Took it out for the first time today. It was doing awesome in the mud and then of course I took it to far and got it stuck. Thankfully a Cherokee and a samari buggy pulled me out. All and all it was a pretty fun trip! I did here some clunking noises and the check engine light was going on and off. I’ll need to look into that next weekend when I can get it back on the lift

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Jan 4, 2019
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Washington State
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